MBA without GMAT


deprince
GMAT is basically an instrument of prunning down candidates, like that of Appitude Tests in an employment situation. It only serves as a medium of picking the good ones, at that particular time, among the lot. However, i don't really agreed with the use of GMAT as yardstick of predicting a candidate ability in the business school. i believe several factors are into it than the GMAT.
If serach the net very well you will definitely get business schools in America that do not require GMAT. Good Luck as you embark on your career.
GMAT is basically an instrument of prunning down candidates, like that of Appitude Tests in an employment situation. It only serves as a medium of picking the good ones, at that particular time, among the lot. However, i don't really agreed with the use of GMAT as yardstick of predicting a candidate ability in the business school. i believe several factors are into it than the GMAT.
If serach the net very well you will definitely get business schools in America that do not require GMAT. Good Luck as you embark on your career.
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That one is an alternative, no GMAT required but tripple
accredited (distance university):

http://www.open.ac.uk/oubs/programmes/mba/mba/introduction.php
That one is an alternative, no GMAT required but tripple
accredited (distance university):

http://www.open.ac.uk/oubs/programmes/mba/mba/introduction.php
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piwi
Interesting hint Canadianone. Financial Times names OU business school as one of "25 Top Distance Learning MBA Schools", not bad.
Is this a 100% distance learning school?
Interesting hint Canadianone. Financial Times names OU business school as one of "25 Top Distance Learning MBA Schools", not bad.
Is this a 100% distance learning school?
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There are three components included:

- Self study with all material (no extra material needed to buy)
- Residential school (one time 2-4 days event per course) in
a lot courses required to attend
- Day school once every month on a saturday - not
necessary but recommended (especially before end of
course exam)

Some courses are offered as so called online versions, its completely online, no residential school required (but some online substitue) - interesting for people outside Europe.

I like the mix between independent study time and meet once in a while my tutor and some other students of the course at the day school for exchange ideas, problems, build network,
etc.

If there are more question, please do not hesitate to ask.
I am almost in the middle of my studies now.
There are three components included:

- Self study with all material (no extra material needed to buy)
- Residential school (one time 2-4 days event per course) in
a lot courses required to attend
- Day school once every month on a saturday - not
necessary but recommended (especially before end of
course exam)

Some courses are offered as so called online versions, its completely online, no residential school required (but some online substitue) - interesting for people outside Europe.

I like the mix between independent study time and meet once in a while my tutor and some other students of the course at the day school for exchange ideas, problems, build network,
etc.

If there are more question, please do not hesitate to ask.
I am almost in the middle of my studies now.
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task
Actually, there are quite a few schools in the US where you can get an MBA without GMAT (they are exec MBA's). Check out this article:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_32/b3946109_mz056.htm

Also, I know Syracuse University has an AACSB accredited MBA where you don't need GMAT. I think you need a few years of work experience though.
Actually, there are quite a few schools in the US where you can get an MBA without GMAT (they are exec MBA's). Check out this article:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_32/b3946109_mz056.htm

Also, I know Syracuse University has an AACSB accredited MBA where you don't need GMAT. I think you need a few years of work experience though.
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piwi
this is in answer to candianone: as we are not talking about "MBA without GMAT", I will open a new thread..
this is in answer to candianone: as we are not talking about "MBA without GMAT", I will open a new thread..
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There are many EMBA programs that do not require GMAT.
There's an interesting article about the importance of the GMAT on businessweek (businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_32/b3946109_mz056.htm):

"How many executive MBA programs in BusinessWeek's top 25 require the GMAT? The answer: 12. That's right, you can get into EMBA programs at 13 top-ranked B-schools without taking the GMAT.
...
Since schools often claim their EMBA and MBA degrees are identical, GMAT supporters want admissions standards to be, too. By waiving the GMAT for EMBA applicants, they say, schools may need to dumb down the curriculum for those lacking math skills, ultimately muting the degree's prestige. Says Wharton EMBA Director Howard Kaufold: "The bottom line is that at the schools not requiring the GMAT, there has to be an impact on the technical content of their MBA."

I think that's a valid point, which should be taken into account by those who put a lot of effort into avoiding the GMAT instead of trying hard to get a good result..
There are many EMBA programs that do not require GMAT.
There's an interesting article about the importance of the GMAT on businessweek (businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_32/b3946109_mz056.htm):

"How many executive MBA programs in BusinessWeek's top 25 require the GMAT? The answer: 12. That's right, you can get into EMBA programs at 13 top-ranked B-schools without taking the GMAT.
...
Since schools often claim their EMBA and MBA degrees are identical, GMAT supporters want admissions standards to be, too. By waiving the GMAT for EMBA applicants, they say, schools may need to dumb down the curriculum for those lacking math skills, ultimately muting the degree's prestige. Says Wharton EMBA Director Howard Kaufold: "The bottom line is that at the schools not requiring the GMAT, there has to be an impact on the technical content of their MBA."

I think that's a valid point, which should be taken into account by those who put a lot of effort into avoiding the GMAT instead of trying hard to get a good result..
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Thomas
Thanks for the information, LaVoz
Thanks for the information, LaVoz
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a.alrajhi
Hi everyone

Currently, there is no full-time program in the U.S. that does not require GMAT score.

But there is some MBA programs without GMAT requirements:
Durham Business School (UK)
U. Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
U. Edinburgh (UK)
U. Exeter (UK)
U. Glasgow (UK), Henley (UK)
Hull U. (UK)
U. Kent (UK)
Kingston (UK)
Solvay (Belgium)
TiasNimbas (Netherlands-Germany)
Toulouse Business School (France)
Hi everyone

Currently, there is no full-time program in the U.S. that does not require GMAT score.

But there is some MBA programs without GMAT requirements:
Durham Business School (UK)
U. Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
U. Edinburgh (UK)
U. Exeter (UK)
U. Glasgow (UK), Henley (UK)
Hull U. (UK)
U. Kent (UK)
Kingston (UK)
Solvay (Belgium)
TiasNimbas (Netherlands-Germany)
Toulouse Business School (France)




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a.alrajhi
For more information check this web:
www.kaptest.com

Good luck
For more information check this web:
www.kaptest.com

Good luck
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meby2k
University of Maryland-University College is an online program that does not require GMAT, ranked in the Top 40 of online MBA programs (BusinessWeek) although I'm not sure how that happened because t looks to be almost devoid of quantitative training, save for a single course.

Golden Gate University in San Francisco is regionally accredited (As is UMUC) however it is not AACSB or similarly accredited. You are allowed to bypass the GMAT at Golden Gate is you have five to ten years of supervisory or management experience. They have bricks-and-mortar programs (FT and PT) , EMBA and online. They appear to have a high quality program in terms of rigor but the rating agencies do not even have them on the radar.

Unlike the European programs mentioned these both qualify for US financial aid (although I believe INSEAD participates in US financial aid).

EBS is an outstanding program with rigorous end-of-course exams, which they refer to as diets, which can be taken in dozens of locations in the US and Europe or they have bricks-and-mortar programs as well.
University of Maryland-University College is an online program that does not require GMAT, ranked in the Top 40 of online MBA programs (BusinessWeek) although I'm not sure how that happened because t looks to be almost devoid of quantitative training, save for a single course.

Golden Gate University in San Francisco is regionally accredited (As is UMUC) however it is not AACSB or similarly accredited. You are allowed to bypass the GMAT at Golden Gate is you have five to ten years of supervisory or management experience. They have bricks-and-mortar programs (FT and PT) , EMBA and online. They appear to have a high quality program in terms of rigor but the rating agencies do not even have them on the radar.

Unlike the European programs mentioned these both qualify for US financial aid (although I believe INSEAD participates in US financial aid).

EBS is an outstanding program with rigorous end-of-course exams, which they refer to as diets, which can be taken in dozens of locations in the US and Europe or they have bricks-and-mortar programs as well.

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Ok, I need help too. I found one more school in US. Its Florida Tech online where it doesnt require GMAT. However, there is no student teach interaction (face to face). The good thing is that it is accredited and it is one of the top schools in US. Its a close call. Anyone?
Ok, I need help too. I found one more school in US. Its Florida Tech online where it doesnt require GMAT. However, there is no student teach interaction (face to face). The good thing is that it is accredited and it is one of the top schools in US. Its a close call. Anyone?
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meby2k
Colorado State, Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), University of North Texas (UNT) and Texas A & M Commerce all are AACSB accredited (the main legitimate B-school accreditation worldwide) and all have GMAT waivers for years of work experience, etc. All are also rated as "best buys" and all have residential full-time or online, part-time, etc.

Whenever you're looking for an MBA program, physical or otherwise, ALWAYS looks for AACSB accreditation, or it's a waste of time and money. Employers know the difference.
Colorado State, Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), University of North Texas (UNT) and Texas A & M Commerce all are AACSB accredited (the main legitimate B-school accreditation worldwide) and all have GMAT waivers for years of work experience, etc. All are also rated as "best buys" and all have residential full-time or online, part-time, etc.

Whenever you're looking for an MBA program, physical or otherwise, ALWAYS looks for AACSB accreditation, or it's a waste of time and money. Employers know the difference.
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Dr.Nishaa
hi ppl,, can u get me other top colleges with AACSB accreditation & that dont need gmat.., the admission process for it,, as i am from india & dont know much abt it .,
hi ppl,, can u get me other top colleges with AACSB accreditation & that dont need gmat.., the admission process for it,, as i am from india & dont know much abt it .,
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FatBoy
This school doesn't require a GMAT http://www.wlu.ca/ it's in Canada Ontario

5 of the top 10 business schools are in Canada Ontario and some don?t require GMAT

http://bwnt.businessweek.com/bschools/graduate/08rankings/specialty_intl.asp
This school doesn't require a GMAT http://www.wlu.ca/ it's in Canada Ontario

5 of the top 10 business schools are in Canada Ontario and some don?t require GMAT

http://bwnt.businessweek.com/bschools/graduate/08rankings/specialty_intl.asp
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york
5 of the top 10 business schools are in Canada Ontario and some don?t require GMAT


3 out of 10, but that's still not bad. BTW the link for the general businessweek bschool rankings is http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/ (your link was about international graduate specialty program rankings)
<blockquote>5 of the top 10 business schools are in Canada Ontario and some don?t require GMAT</blockquote>

3 out of 10, but that's still not bad. BTW the link for the general businessweek bschool rankings is http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/ (your link was about international graduate specialty program rankings)
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sjpre10
In Canada which top schools don't require GMAT score?
In Canada which top schools don't require GMAT score?
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Mr-T
How can I find a School that does not require GMAT and is online. I run my own business and it will only be beneficial for me to study online/distance learning.

Thanks
How can I find a School that does not require GMAT and is online. I run my own business and it will only be beneficial for me to study online/distance learning.

Thanks
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Dariush70
I would like to study in Canada to get Master degree in HR, however please advise me on Canadian universities with low costs and fees. please let me have a list of MBA programs including HR degree which do not require the GMAT?
I would like to study in Canada to get Master degree in HR, however please advise me on Canadian universities with low costs and fees. please let me have a list of MBA programs including HR degree which do not require the GMAT?
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Dariush70
please send me a list of MBA or Master degrees in Human Resources available in Canadian Universities without GMAT.
please send me a list of MBA or Master degrees in Human Resources available in Canadian Universities without GMAT.

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